AgriSETA was established as the Sector Education and Training Authority for the economic sub-sectors that include primary and secondary agriculture through the Skills Development Act of 1998.

 

APPLICATIONS TO OFFER SKILLS DEVELOPMENT TRAINING

2018/2019 FUNDING PERIOD

 

AgriSETA invites all AgriSETA STAKEHOLDERSto submit applications for skills development training in the Agricultural Sector.

 

Priority should be given to the identified SECTOR SCARCE AND CRITICAL SKILLS when submitting applications. A comprehensive list of SCARCE AND CRITICAL SKILLS is available on the AgriSETA website (www.agriseta.co.za) under the Skills Planning menu.

 

APPLICATION PERIOD: 1 NOVEMBER 2017 TO 31 JANUARY 2018

 

PLEASE READ THE APPLICATION GUIDELINES BEFORE SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS

PLEASE NOTE

 

·          BURSARY, ARTISAN DEVELOPMENT, INTERNSHIP and LEARNERSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE EXCLUDED

 

·          FOUNDATIONAL LEARNING PROGRAMMES (FLP) APPLICATIONS ARE INCLUDED AS PART OF SKILLS PROGRAMMES

 

Application forms are available on our website. Please note that the application forms have been reviewed and that only those on the website will be accepted.

 

Further, note that there is also online application system which came into operation since 1 September 2017 and can be accessed on the AgriSETA WEBSITE, HOME Page, INDICIUM- SDF/ User logon (In Red), Online Discretionary Grant application.



For further enquiries, please contact

Mr Gerard Mamabolo on 012 - 301 5607.

 

 

Postal Address: AgriSETA, PO Box 26024, Arcadia, PRETORIA, 0007

 

OR hand delivered to: AgriSETA HOUSE, 529 Belvedere Street, Arcadia, PRETORIA, 0083



Please note where the various applications are to beemailed to:

 

      Skills Programmes (18.1 and 18.2) 2018-2019SPapplications@agriseta.co.za

      AET (Employed and Unemployed) 2018-2019AETapplications@agriseta.co.za

      Commodity Organization 2018-2019COMapplications@agriseta.co.za

      Support to Rural Structures 2018-2019SRSapplications@agriseta.co.za

      Graduate Placement 2018-2019GPapplications@agriseta.co.za

 

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

·          Discretionary Grants are made available to employees in support of workplace skills development as well as to unemployed learners to assist them to gain access to skills development and improve their employment opportunities and/ or to support entrepreneurship.

·          Preference will be given to applications that support the Agricultural Sector Scarce and Critical Skills reflected in the AgriSETA Sector Skills Plan (SSP). A comprehensive list of Scarce and Critical Skills is available on our website under Skills Planning.

·          Applications should be properly completed and all required supporting documents must be attached. Incomplete applications and the use of wrong application forms will not be considered.

·          In the case of On-line application, please upload all the required documents as well as the signature page provided.

·          Applications should reach AgriSETA not later than Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 16h30. No late applications will be considered.

·          Application forms are available on the AgriSETA website (www.agriseta.co.za).

·          There is no seperate application form for Support to Rural Structures (Mentorship and non-credit bearing programmes) . Stakeholders should submit proposalsto AgriSETA outlining the details of the project e.g. who will benefit, what will be achieved and how it will be done, how many learners will benefit as well as a cost breakdown. Due to high volume of applications received in the past, Support to Rural Structures project applications are limited to R400 000.00 per proposal.

·          Past experience has shown that the total value of applications each year, exceeds the available discretionary funds by far. Stakeholders are therefore encouraged to focus on actual needs when preparing applications. AgriSETA reserves the right to lower the limit depending on the availability of funds.

·          All discretionary grants are VAT zero rated.

·          PLEASE NOTE – DUE TO THE HIGH VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY AGRISETA IN THE PAST, STAKEHOLDERS ARE ADVISED TO LIMIT APPLICATIONS TO ABSOLUTE SCARCE AND CRITICAL SKILLS AS PER NSDS III.

PRIORITY AREAS

Allocation of funds will be aligned to the AgriSETA strategic objectives with emphasis on the Sector Scarce and Critical Skills. Some of the training interventions that preference would be given to are amongst others, but not limited to, the following occupations/interventions:

·     Occupational Based Foundational Learning Programs.

·     Farm Manager NQF 4-5

·     Food Technician NQF 5

·     Food, Health, Safety and Quality occupations (Livestock Inspector, HACCP/Export Readiness)

·     Veterinary and related occupations

·     Support to Rural Structures (e.g. Mentorships, Corporate Governance, Business Management, etc )

·     Farm Equipment/Machinery Operator

·     Landscape Gardner NQF 3

·     Forklift Driver NQF 2

 

FUNDING CATEGORIES

(please click on the learning programme header to download the various application forms for Skills Programmes, Graduate Placement and AET)

SKILLS PROGRAMMES

·          The value of the Grant for both employed and unemployed learners is R192.00 per credit per learner.

·          Applications should preferably not exceed 25 learners and 24 credits per application.

Adult Education and Training (AET)

·            The value of the Grant is R4 500.00 per learner per level for numeracy and literacy.

·            UMALUSI accredited Service Providers shall conduct placement assessment THROUGH IEB.

GRADUATE PLACEMENT

·          The value of the Grant is R47 700.00 (maximum of 12 months) for unemployed learners who have completed their studies in a defined scarce skill in the Agri Sector and who needs workplace exposure to improve their employment opportunities.

SUPPORT TO RURAL STRUCTURES

·          Training interventions in this category refer to training not covered in the above-mentioned categories. It can include but is not limited to support to Mentorships, non-credit bearing training to rural communities like Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Community Based Organisations / Agricultural Co-operatives (CBOs / CBCs) and support to SMMEs.

·          There is no specific Grant value and application form in this category. You are therefore advised to submit a detailed proposal with a clear indication of unit costs for every expense item in the proposal. Each proposal shall be evaluated on the value it will add to the Sector and a Grant amount will be determined accordingly, taking into account the amount applied for and AgriSETA’s limited financial resources. Due to high volume of applications received in the past, special project applications are limited to R400 000.00 per proposal.

·          Proposals should not exceed 10 pages.

 

COMMODITY ORGANISATIONS

·          Commodity Organisations serving the Agricultural Sector are invited to submit applications. There is no specific form for Commodity Organizations.

·          The training interventions applied for, may include the funding categories already mentioned in which instance the applicable Grant values will apply.

·          The total value of applications per organization, should preferably not exceed R500 000.00.



 
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